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7 tips for a safe and successful strength-training program

July 9, 2014

From the Harvard Medical School: Strength or resistance training challenges your muscles with a stronger-than-usual counterforce, such as pushing against a wall, lifting a dumbbell, or pulling on a resistance band. Using progressively heavier weights or increasing resistance makes muscles stronger. This kind of exercise increases muscle mass, tones muscles, and strengthens bones.


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How to work out at work

July 7, 2014

Many of us have long workdays – often sandwiched between long commutes – which makes it hard to set aside time devoted exclusively to exercising.


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How to add core exercises to your workout routine

April 23, 2014

Core exercises can improve your posture, make everyday activities such as bending or twisting much easier, reduce low back pain, and even improve your balance and lessen the risk of falling. Core work should be part of a well-rounded workout routine, according to the Harvard Medical School.


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Your doctor should be asking you about this, says AHA

It’s “as bad for you as smoking”
October 15, 2013

The next time you go in for a checkup, in addition to checking your blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors, your doctor should ask how much you exercise.

That new recommendation from the American Heart Association (AHA) is because “physical inactivity is about as bad for you as smoking,” says Scott Stratch, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s College of Health Sciences.


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Cheap ways to be healthy

CDC offers budget-conscious tips for healthier lifestyles
May 9, 2013

Although cost is often cited as a reason for not joining gyms and buying more nutritious food – two measures that can improve health – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isn’t buying that excuse.


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Exercise: A program you can live with

April 26, 2013

Take the "work" out of workouts with a fitness plan that "fits" you, and use it to gain a healthier, more vigorous, and longer life." If exercise is so good for us (and it is — I'll get to that shortly), then why do we find it so hard to exercise regularly? It wasn't always that way.


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ANSI standards can help keep you heart healthy

Treadmill safety, workout monitors all covered
February 28, 2013

In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, killing about 600,000 people each year. Voluntary consensus standards can play an important role in supporting both healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of heart disease, and effective medical responses for those already suffering from the condition.


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Russian version of Fitness to Work guide now available

August 11, 2012

IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, is now offering a Fitness to Work guidance document in Russian.


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Want to get fit? Join a "Walking Club"

January 17, 2012

It's easy to do, delivers substantial health benefits and has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity.


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Lack of fitness, heavy work can lead to heart attacks

November 14, 2011

Researchers have linked physically demanding work to an increased risk of fatal heart attacks -- but only for men who are unfit.


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